Program honors veterans

BY ANANYA MURALI– Sunday, May 29 marks Shorewood’s 17th annual Memorial Day program at Atwater Park. The event typically consists of various student performances, from readings to music by students from the district’s band, orchestra and choir programs. Each year there is also a keynote speaker, either a retired military officer or veteran. The 2016 speaker was Saul Newton, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is the founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Jan Zehren, SIS teacher, first got involved with the celebration in 2007, and currently coordinates this event each year … Continue reading Program honors veterans

Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

The senior editors of your favorite newspaper think back on their top ten moments of creating the paper. Send some love to your seniors! Ripples ❤ You — Elena Cruz, Editor in Chief 10. Exploring the tunnels underneath the school! There are … Continue reading Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

Women politicians are crucial

BY MONICA VERONICA (MONICA DIX) — 116 years after Shorewood seceded from the Town of Milwaukee, and 96 years after women received the right to vote, both the Shorewood school board and the village board of trustees hold a majority of women elected representatives. Coinciding with the election campaign of arguably the strongest female candidate to ever run for president in our country, I feel that we are at a moment in time in which it is important to reflect on the strides that women have made to be represented in politics, but also the challenges that we still face … Continue reading Women politicians are crucial

VHE pool closings can be timed more thoughtfully

BY JUSTINE SPORE — April 11 was the day I had been awaiting for months. But this wasn’t the day I received a scholarship, or heard back from a prestigious college. No, this was the day that the Shorewood Vernor H. Esser (VHE) pool re-opened for public use after nearly two months of maintenance. Yes, finally, I could return to the spacious and bright lanes of the VHE. As an athlete that swims regularly during open swim hours to maintain my  fitness, I find that the closing of the pool for this maintenance is both untimely and unnecessarily prolonged. Although … Continue reading VHE pool closings can be timed more thoughtfully

Ripples alumni: Alumnus succeeds in publishing after career in reporting, editing

BY MONICA DIX — Ripples and SHS class of ’92 alum Josh Modell has made a name for himself in the publishing business. As the current managing editor of Onion Inc. he oversees four sister news sources: Click Hole, The Onion, … Continue reading Ripples alumni: Alumnus succeeds in publishing after career in reporting, editing

Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico

BY ELENA CRUZ — From field reporter to deputy national editor of Politico, Patrick Reis, class of 2002, has advanced as a journalist with the support of family, friends and coworkers. Reis unknowingly initiated his career by writing columns for … Continue reading Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico